FET-based compressors such as the one in the ADL 700 use transistors to emulate a triode tubes operation and sound. This type of compressor generally provides a faster attack time and better repeatability than the optical compressors that are more commonly found in channel strips in this price class. The ADL 700s 4-band semi-parametric EQ was designed to match the preamp and compressor, with musicality in mind.
It combines isolated filters and optimized, per-band Q to provide subtle signal-shaping without harsh artifacts. All bands have Gain (±16 dB) and Frequency controls, with overlapping frequency ranges and fixed Q (0.55). The low and high bands are switchable between shelving and peak. Would you rather have the compressor before the EQ in the signal chain or put the EQ first? Placing the compressor before the EQ allows you to make dramatic changes to the EQ settings without needing to alter the compressor setting.However, if you place the EQ before the compressor, you can better control different frequencies, achieving a more natural response. The ADL 700s EQ>Comp switch provides the best of both worlds, allowing you the flexibility to chose which signal flow is right for your application at any given time. You also can independently bypass the compressor and the EQ using front-panel switches. Of course, you get +48V phantom power, polarity inversion, and a 20 dB pad, controlled by big, sturdy, military-grade switches.
You also get a -12 dB/octave high-pass filter, the frequency threshold of which can be set at 20 Hz, 40 Hz, 80 Hz, or 200 Hzor it can be turned off completely. Its great for controlling room rumble and low-frequency noise. We didnt skimp on metering either.
Fast-acting, eight-segment LED meters accurately detect fast transients and peaks. Large, backlit, dual-mode analog VU metering enables monitoring of output and gain-reduction levels.
A -6 dB switch offsets the meter for use with hot source signals. A master level control adjusts the overall output from -80 to +6 dB. The item "PreSonus ADL 700 High-Voltage Tube Channel Strip" is in sale since Tuesday, November 15, 2016. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips".
The seller is "lunchboxaudio" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.